schwarzi88 wrote:As i entered the walmart in my town today (SLC, Utah) i was instant ly asked by 2 security guards to either conseal my fire arm or i would have to leave. the guard asked me if i was a LEO and the after i told him no he then told me to conseal it for the second time or i would have to leave. i asked him if i were to be a LEO then it would be ok to OC but since im not i have to conseal right?!?!?!? so after asking him if there are any sighns posted at the entrances he said "if we were to post signs for everything there would be an awful lot of signs" so since i did have a CWP i did end up tucking my shirt over my firearm ........ he also said that since this store is private property he can ask me to conseal since he wants ppl to have a "Safe" shopping expierience!
so my ? is : are they allowed to make me conseal or kick me out of the store?
I open carry all the time in my localWalmart.I'm not sure what the laws are in your area, but in Nevada if you don't leave when you are asked to you can be arrested for tresspassing.
Now, as far as the Walmart itself, I believe this Walmart violated Walmart corporate policy. Walmart's corporate policy is to reflect state laws regarding firearms. If I were you I would write e-mails to Walmart's corporate website informing them of what happened so that they can pass on what they will to the store where you were at.
The very first time I open carried in my local Walmart a manager confronted me asking me if I would conceal, but when I informed her of the legality of open carry she went to call her brother, who was part of the Sherrif's Department, to ask if it was legal to do that and I just went on with my shopping with no problems.